Director Download: Big Data Boundaries

Event Date: 
11 June 2018
Australian Institute of Company Directors
Level 1 Allendale Square, 77 St Georges Terrace

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While an exact definition of Big Data is hard to come by, the harvesting by Cambridge Analytica of some 87 million Facebook user’s data has shocked the world by the enormity of its impact. Most definitions of Big Data involve three states of processing: data collection; data analyses, and use of data, described in terms of the 5 V’s: Volume, Variety, Velocity, Veracity and Value.

Contemporary data protection regimes in Australia and elsewhere in the world are based on a principle that the individual should have some control over the collection, use and disclosure of personal data that relates to them. Technological and other aspects of Big Data however challenge privacy protection principles, as does heightened surveillance in the interests of security.

How are Australian Company Directors to approach these complex and connected issues?

Join Helaine Leggat MAICD, CISSP, CISM, CIPP/US, CIPP/IT, Principal Lawyer, Cyberlaw at Sladen Legal and Director of the Australian Information Security Association, as she discusses the practical aspects for directors to consider in fulfilling their obligations of due diligence and due care in relation to Big Data. Helaine will discuss the Facebook Cambridge Analytica case to illustrate some the competing tensions.

Australian Institute of Company Directors
08 9320 1700
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